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U.S. market for diesel cars could grow

Jan 6, 2012
New fuel efficiency standards in the U.S. mean that cars that have been popular in Europe for years could be seen more frequently on American soil.
Posted In: sustainability, fuel efficiency, Chrysler, auto sales

Crowd-sourcing solar energy

Jan 6, 2012
A Maryland solar company is creating small power plants throughout a neighborhood as a means to pool financial resources and valuable roof space.
Posted In: solar, electricity, sustainability

Brown goes green

Dec 19, 2011
UPS new chief sustainability officer rings in holiday environmental goals.
Posted In: sustainability, green fuel, UPS

Military and Energy: The Series

Aug 29, 2011
This week Marketplace airs a special series on the U.S. military and energy, and the Pentagon's quest to "unleash us from the tether of fuel." This...
Posted In: Military and Energy, sustainability

Pentagon energy strategy: 'Reduce, diversify, plan for the future'

Jun 14, 2011
Pentagon leaders today rolled out a long-anticipated energy strategy for military operations in the field. It's meant "to transform the way ...
Posted In: energy, Pentagon, sustainability

When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...
Posted In: conventional food, farming, Food, GMOS, organics, pesticides, population, prices, sustainability

Biofuels and compostable plastics: The future or just a bunch of cornstalks?

Apr 21, 2011
As oil prices rise, the search for petroleum alternatives intensifies. Some companies are betting big on biomass. Think ethanol made from corn...
Posted In: BP oil series, sustainability

The Future Is... Fake Chicken

Apr 14, 2011
You may have heard Adriene Hill's story on fake chicken on the Marketplace Morning Report. But, why chow down on something fake when you can get...
Posted In: chicken, fake chicken, fake meat, Food, sustainability, vegan, vegetarian, video

At the New Bretton Woods, Sustainability is Inheritance

Apr 10, 2011
At a new Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire, I came across a new definition of sustainability. Typically the term sustainability is unders...
Posted In: Bretton Woods, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, sustainability

North Korea might do some environmental good (for a profit)

Mar 7, 2011
This final note today, in which sustainability jumps the shark. You know how big polluters -- or anyone, really -- if they want to reduce their...
Posted In: North Korea, sustainability

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